I know there are but I need help! What do you guys like? I'm trying to load up my NOOK with awesome stories instead of duds. I like almost all genres (not huge into mysteries--because I don't really feel like working out a problem when I'm trying to escape into the pages. I'll save that for the movies.)
I'll share some that I enjoyed in IR:
Megan Hart; NAKED
JJ Murray; SOMETHING REAL
Sandra Kitt; THE COLOR OF LOVE
Kim Harrison; THE HOLLOWS
Charlaine Hamilton; SOOKIE STACKHOUSE
Any and everything by Octavia E. Butler who I deem to be one of my most influential writers. I've read everything ever published by her even that strange Paternist series (and enjoyed it). But there is a reason that she is a master in her genre. I think of Octavia Butler as an interracial writer as much as she she's been lumped into the Sci-fi category. I heard her speak once and she indicated that she didn't like her work being categorized as simple Sci-Fi.
Octavia E. Butler; KINDRED, XENOGENESIS SERIES, PARABLE SERIES, FLEDGLING (vampire story but I struggled a bit with the child sex aspect)
I can sit here and list a million books written by a million talented authors--black, white, etc. But I won't. We know that E. Lynn Harris is a great writer, Mary Monroe, Eric Jerome Dickey, King, Koontz, Danielle Steel etc. But there is a new wave of writers out there that I don't know anything about. If you discovered someone that intrigued you, then share. I am always open for that new story that will blow me away!